Our California Law & Ethics Practice Test is now up! If
you're in California and don't know what that means, here's some
quick reading up via the BBS's exam news
HOW WILL THE EXAMS CHANGE AFTER JANUARY 1,
- A California Law and Ethics Exam will replace
the Standard Written Exam for LMFT and LCSW applicants. For LPCC
applicants this exam will not change. It is designed to assess the
applicant's knowledge of and ability to apply legal and ethical
standards relating to clinical practice. This will consist of 75
multiple-choice items administered over a 90-minute period. The
re-exam waiting period for the exam is 90 days. The Law and Ethics
Exam Plans outline further information about these exams.
- The National Clinical Exam administered by
ASWB will replace the Clinical Vignette Exam for LCSW applicants.
It is designed to assess an applicant's knowledge of psychosocial
principles and methods in treatment and their application, and the
ability to make judgments about appropriate techniques, methods and
objectives as applicable to the profession's scope of practice.
This exam consists of 150-item multiple choice questions
administered over a four hour period. The re-exam waiting period
for the exam is 90 days. When you have met the eligiblity
requirements for the Clinical Exam, BBS will send your eligiblity
information to ASWB, and will also notify you of your eligiblity to
take the clinical exam. Once you receive the notification you may
contact ASWB to register for their Clinical Exam. The ASWB
Candidate Handbook for the Clinical Exam includes a variety of
information as does the "Content Outline and Knowledge Skills and
Also, the last day of November marks the last day you can take
the soon-to-be-old-fashioned BBS Standard and Vignette exams:
Effective January 1, 2016 the Board's examination process will
be restructured. In order to ensure a successful transition, the
Board will be implementing an examination blackout period for
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical
Social Worker (LCSW) examinations to ensure the integrity of
examination candidate data during the transition. The
Examination Blackout Period provides more information
as to what this means for you.
To become a beta tester for Social Work Test Prep's 75-question,
two-hour California Law and Ethics practice test, sign up!